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The Collector's Gallery - Fine Canadian Art

19th Century
Aleen Aked
American School
Caroline Armington
Frank Armington MSA
Folk Art
R.J. Barker
Maxwell Bates RCA ASA CGP CSGA CSPWC
Gustave Baumann
J.W. Beatty RCA OSA
Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith RCA OSA SCA
Andre Bieler RCA OSA CGP CSGA CSPWC FCA PDCC
Botanical
Leonard Brooks RCA OSA CGP CPE CSGA
Harley Brown
Norman Brown
William Brymner RCA OSA CAC
John Byrne CPE
Canadian School
Alfred Joseph (A.J.) Casson RCA OSA CSPWC CGP
Robert Lee Chadwick
Edward Cherry RSA
Ernva Willard Code
William Nichol Cresswell RCA OSA
Yosef Drenters RCA OSA SSC
Daniel Fowler RCA OSA SCA
J.D. Fraser
Thomas William Fripp AHSA BCSFA
Louise Gadbois CAS
Robert Goff
Lawren Harris
Robert Harris RCA OSA PPCM
Hilton Macdonald Hassell RCA OSA
Frank Hennessey RCA OSA FRSA
Nancy Ruth Jackson
A.Y. Jackson RCA ALC CGP OSA
Frank H. (Franz) Johnston ARCA OSA CSPWC
Illingworth Kerr RCAe ASA BCSA
Farquhar McGillivray Knowles RCA OSA
John Koerner (Korner) ARCA BCSA CGP FCA
Luke Lindoe ASA CSPWC
Kenneth Loveless
Dora Helen Mackie RCA ASA CSPWC
Thomas Mower Martin RCA OSA
Marmaduke Matthews RCA OSA
John Meredith (Smith) RCAe
Gladys Montgomery
Wynona Mulcaster FCA
Marion Hope Nelson Hooker OSA
Marion F Nicoll RCAe ASA
Hans Nissen
Wojciech Nowakowski
Lucius O'Brien RCA OSA
Frank (Herbert Franklin) Palmer RCA ASA CSPWC
William J. Parker
Alfred Pellan
Henri Perre
Walter Joseph Phillips RCA ASA CSPE CSPWC
William Raphael RCA OSA SCA
After Frederic Remington
Jean Richards ASA FCA
Beatrice Hagarty Robertson OSA
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA CSGA FCA
Ethel Rose (Grant)
Allen Sapp
Carl Fellman Schaefer
Julian Ruggles Seavey OSA
John Secord
Margaret Shelton ASA CPE
John Snow RCA ASA CSGA
William Lewy Leroy Stevenson
Karel Svolinsky
Margaret Thompson
Frantisek Tichy
Frederick A. Verner ARCA OSA
Horatio Walker
Charles Jones (C.J.) Way RCA SCA
Robert Reginald Whale ARA ARCA OSA
Dorothy Henzell Willis
York Wilson RCA OSA CPG
Fanny Wiselberg
Harry Wohlfarth
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA CSGA FCA




Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Untitled - Wedding Ceremony
Untitled - Wedding Ceremony
25.75 x 20.5 in.  Glass mosaic in plaster  Sold
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Untitled - Figures   circa 1952
Untitled - Figures circa 1952
24 x 18 in.  Encaustic on canvasboard 
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Three Gentlemen From Verona
Three Gentlemen From Verona
16 x 13.5 in.  Linocut  Sold
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Self Portrait with Fish and Fruit
Self Portrait with Fish and Fruit
25 x 19.5 in.  oil on paper  Sold
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Seated Figure with Doll
Seated Figure with Doll
30.5 x 12.5 in.  oil on paper 
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Self Portrait
Self Portrait
17.5 x 14 in.  charcoal drawing  
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Woman with Green Blouse
Woman with Green Blouse
27 x 20 in.  oil on paper board 
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Descent
Descent
16 x 12 in.  Linocut 
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Poros Trizinias  1962
Poros Trizinias 1962
61 x 33.5 in.  Batik 
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Cabin in the Mountains
Cabin in the Mountains
9 x 12 in.  graphite on paper 
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Birds
Birds
55 x 37 in.  Batik 
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Self Portrait
Self Portrait
14 x 12 in.  Oil on Board  Sold
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Bar, Prince George, BC
Bar, Prince George, BC
9 x 12 in.  Ink on Paper 
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Couple, Prince George BC
Couple, Prince George BC
9 x 11.5 in.  Ink on Paper 
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Abstract 1969
Abstract 1969
100 x 35.5 in.  Batik 
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Rocks and Trees
Rocks and Trees
11 x 14.5 in.  graphite on paper  Sold
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Untitled 1952
Untitled 1952
14 x 18 in.  Encaustic on canvasboard 
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Abstract Forms
Abstract Forms
26 x 13.5 in.  Colour pencils and ink 
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Self-Portrait
Self-Portrait
15 x 11 in.  Conte and pencil on paper 
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Prophet
Prophet
16 x 12 in.  Linocut 
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Leda and the Swan
Leda and the Swan
25 x 19.5 in.  oil on paper  Sold
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Abstract Figures
Abstract Figures
22 x 31 in.  Mixed Media on Paper 
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Police Point, Medicine Hat - executed in Banff 1947
Police Point, Medicine Hat - executed in Banff 1947
18.5 x 15 in.  Conte on paper 
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Crucifix
Crucifix
17 x 12 in.  Linocut 
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Adam and Eve Theme
Adam and Eve Theme
21 x 26 x 1 in.  Painted bas relief in plaster  Sold
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Two Figures 1950
Two Figures 1950
30 x 19 in.  Oil on Canvas Board  Sold
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Police Point Medicine Hat  1937
Police Point Medicine Hat 1937
19 x 15.25 in.  oil on canvas  Sold
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Air Raid
Air Raid
14.5 x 11.5 in.  Monoprint 
Clifford Foard Robinson ASA  CSGA  FCA - Abstract Forms
Abstract Forms
27 x 20 in.  oil on paper 

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Biography
Clifford Robinson was both an insider and outsider artist. As the former, he studied at the Provincial Institute of Art and Technology (Alberta University of the Arts) with H.G. Glyde, A.C. Leighton, and Walter Phillips. He learned batik techniques from Marion Nicoll and was a close friend and painting companion of Margaret Shelton. His memberships and affiliations indicate an artist esteemed by his peers and recognized by important art associations: The Society of Canadian Painters and Etchers, The Canadian Society of Graphic Artists, The Alberta Society of Artists and The Calgary Group. During a time in Alberta when landscape painting was preeminent, Robinson, like Glyde and Shelton, was capable of transforming ordinary things like prairie trees into something rich and strange. His painting of a knarled tree at Police Point, Medicine Hat is alive with something more than arboreal energy – the long, bony-fingered branches skitter across the canvas like entities from a dark fairy tale. Abstracted figures, and biomorphic forms built of solids and voids recall Henry Moore’s surrealist fantasies, and Robinson corrals them into an assemblage of interior spaces, or situates them within tilted landscapes with endless horizons.

The nude figure appears frequently throughout his work; in attenuated forms and decorative colors like those of Art Deco murals, or as dark, jagged outlines that reveal his familiarity with German Expressionist woodcuts. Robinson was an educated, sophisticated and intellectually curious artist, who often sought to reconcile the nature of his own identity with the motifs and symbols of Christian iconography. There are crucifixions, visions of the garden of Eden, and frequent depictions of the ichthys, or fish. As a gay man, Clifford Robinson remained an outsider, with an outsider’s compassion for the outcast. His sympathetic interest in the nude protests of the Dukhobors is notable, as is the recollection of his nephew Ron Robinson, who said that when he was a young teenager at large family gatherings, Clifford was the only adult that genuinely wanted to talk to him.

There are some ribald and scatological works in the exhibition. They belong to that venerable tradition of northern European art that produced Hieronymous Bosch and James Ensor. They are images of the carnival, where for a few precious hours the iron clad parameters of tradition, hierarchy, and institutional values could safely be mocked, transgressed, and laughed at.

Elizabeth Herbert